Willard Cantina & Cafe

21820 US Hwy 60
Willard, 87063
I have to confess it has been a couple of years since I have been here. However, every time I go back it is the same place. It is VERY local, and I started going with a bunch of Archaeology students from Michigan so we did NOT fit in. However, they were nice to us anyway (we drank plenty of beer and ate a LOT of food) and in the 15 years that I have been going back intermittently they have not changed a bit. They are still friendly, serve authentic and VERY yummy New Mexican fare, and keep their local, very casual air. I think it is time to go back...SOON!
I had the green chile cheeseburger with fries. Absolutely perfect in each and every way. Though the place itself isn't overly cozy with a big TV blaring in the back, the food made up for it. Fast and friendly service, huge portions and cheap.
I used to stop here a lot on my way from Santa Fe to Ruidoso. It's about the only place to eat so thank goodness the chili is good! The beans are to die for & the service is friendly. Can't say much for the atmosphere, although the bar is cool...it's an interesting old building. But I'm not there to look at the carpeting, am I?

(505) 384-1322

American (New), Spanish

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